Tammy Faye on Fresh Air

I caught parts of a Fresh Air interview with Tammy Faye Messner last night. Very interesting stuff. I think Fresh Air’s Terry Gross was a little perplexed by Tammy. She kept trying to ask somewhat difficult questions and get to the real meat of a fallen televangelist, and Tammy was being elusive as heck.

Especially interesting parts included Tammy saying they never thought about money (Terry counters that they asked for money all the time; Tammy counters that they had to pay a staff of 3,000), Tammy defending Jim Bakker and saying the sex scandal was true but the financial scandal was fake, and the touch-and-go moment when Terry tried to ask Tammy how she could have married two people who both served jail time for financial fraud.

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